p.1 Whistlewing A Winner - "half a hundred frail, white-winged flyers" on lake; 17 boats listed for first race; details. (full column)
Jan. 19, 1897
p.2 Business At Buffalo - Capt. Frank Strange, commodore of the Kingston yacht club, and H.H. Gildersleeve returned this morning from Buffalo, where they attended the annual convention of the lake yacht racing association....details; "The cup won by the Canada from Vencedor, at Toledo, last August, was donated to the L.Y.R.A. as a perpetual challenge cup."
Jan. 20, 1897
p.1 Rideau Canal Work - Mr. Delaney, of the public works department, Ottawa, has been here for two days preparing for the dredging and blasting of the channel at the "basket" near Kingston Mills. Powder and tool houses are to be erected at once.
Will Build A Steel Barge - The M.T. Co. has called for tenders for the construction of a new steel vessel. The local manager states that a steel boat can be built in Buffalo, N.Y., cheaper than it would cost to build a wooden barge here. The company has 125 laborers, carpenters, etc., employed making repairs to the different vessels comprising the fleet. Besides these a large number of engineers, boiler-makers, etc., are employed.